Gaillardia Aristata Kobold


  • Plant Fact File:
    • Plant Type: Perennial
    • Common Name: Blanket Flower ‘Kobold’
    • Botanical Name: Gaillardia aristata ‘Kobold’
    • Growth Habit: Upright, clump-forming
    • Height: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)
    • Spread: 30-45 cm (12-18 inches)
    • Foliage: Green, lance-shaped leaves
    • Flower Color: Orange-red with yellow tips
    • Flowering Period: Late spring to early autumn
    • Hardiness: Fully Hardy
    • Aspect: Full sun
    • Soil Type: Well-draining, average soil
    • Uses: Borders, containers, cutting gardens, pollinator gardens


    Gaillardia aristata ‘Kobold’ is a compact perennial with a bushy, clump-forming habit. It produces an abundance of striking daisy-like flowers with vibrant orange-red petals and yellow tips. The blooms appear on tall, wiry stems above the foliage, creating a cheerful display in the garden. The lance-shaped leaves are green and form a dense mound at the base of the plant.

    Key Features:

    • Vibrant Flowers: The standout feature of Gaillardia aristata ‘Kobold’ is its eye-catching flowers. Each bloom consists of a central disk surrounded by ray-like petals in shades of orange-red with yellow tips. The flowers are produced in profusion from late spring to early autumn, attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden.
    • Compact Growth Habit: ‘Kobold’ has a compact and upright growth habit, making it an excellent choice for smaller garden spaces or container gardening. The plant forms neat clumps of foliage that stay dense and tidy throughout the growing season, providing a lovely backdrop for the colorful flowers.
    • Long Blooming Period: This variety of Blanket Flower is known for its long flowering period, with blooms persisting from late spring well into the autumn months. The continuous display of flowers adds interest and color to the garden for an extended period, making it a valuable addition to borders, beds, and container plantings.
    • Low Maintenance: Gaillardia aristata ‘Kobold’ is easy to grow and requires minimal maintenance once established. It thrives in full sun and well-draining soil, tolerating dry conditions once established. Deadheading spent flowers can encourage additional blooming and help maintain a tidy appearance.
    • Attracts Pollinators: Like other Gaillardia varieties, ‘Kobold’ is highly attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies. The nectar-rich flowers provide a valuable food source for these beneficial insects, helping to support local ecosystems and promote biodiversity in the garden.

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